India Legends got off to a good start in the Road Safety World Series T20 by beating Bangladesh Legends by ten wickets at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium here on Friday.
The night was with Indian legends Virender Sehwag and captain Sachin Tendulkar as they set the time back with their batting act in the classroom as the two had an unbeaten opener scoring 114 saw India win an easy 110 run in 10.1 overs.
In a successful chase, Sehwag made an impressive 35-ball 80 with 10 touchdowns and six big sixs while captain Tendulkar played a second fiddle to the 33-year-old Nawab of Nafagarh (26balls, 5×4). It was a Sehwag show from the word go. He criticized Mohammad Rafique in the first over 19 runs that included three and six big runs.
He was cruel on his way and did not stop even the best balls thrown by Bangladesh bowlers. The Delhi striker has completed his century in the traditional Sehwag style with six seam off Alamgir Kabir.
It was time for India to finish the match after Sehwag finished his course. Eventually he saw the group go through the ropes on the ropes of Khaled Mashud.
Earlier Bangladesh opted to strike first after winning a toss under the lights. But they failed to meet the expectations of those who were well beaten in the slow wicket and were bowled out 109 in 19.4 overs. Opener Nazimuddin was the top scorer for Bangladesh with 49 points from 33 balls including four four and six followed by Javed Omar (12) and Rajin Saleh (12). All other Bangladesh strikers fall in the one-digit scale.
For India, Vinay Kumar who is the tailor, the left arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, and also the Yuvraj Singh took two wickets each. Bangladesh got off to a good start with both openers Nazimuddin and Omar who was scoring 59 runs for the first wicket. However, when Ojha got the first blood by knocking out Omar in eight overs, nine wickets fell to 50 runs.
In slow-moving wickets, the Indian spinners did well to keep the runs in shape which resulted in Bangladesh batsmen throwing wickets in a row and finishing 109 runs.
Short ratings: Bangladesh Legends 109 (Nazimuddin 49; R Vinay Kumar 2/25, P Ojha 2/12, Yuvraj Singh 2/15); India Legends 114 (Sehwag 80 *, iTendulkar 33 *).